This Week At The Movies – Week of July 19

Midnight in the Switchglass (Theaters)

Directed by: Randall Emmett

Synopsis: FBI Agent Helter and his partner Lombardi are very close to busting a sex-trafficking ring. When they realize their investigation has crossed the path of a brutal serial killer, they team up with a Texas Ranger to put an end to the infamous ‘Truck Stop Killer’.

Bruce Willis is on a really cold streak as of late, not really being in anything that you would consider good. Now he is teaming up with Megan Fox as an FBI agent who is chasing down a serial killer. Not too sure about how I feel about this one, but I guess we’ll see. The film is set to come out on July 23rd both in theaters and on-demand and is being distributed by Lionsgate.

Joe Bell (Theaters)

Directed by: Reinaldo Marcus Green

Synopsis: The story of Jadin Bell, a fifteen-year-old openly gay sophomore who took his own life after being both bullied at high school and struggling for acceptance from the people closest to him.

I am extremely excited to see this film. The trailer sold me from the start and the story has me locked in and wanting more. Mark Wahlberg looks fantastic in this role and I’m really excited to see him take on a more serious role. I’m also interested in seeing how the film tackles what looks to be very strong themes. The film is set to be released on July 23rd in theaters and is being distributed by Roadside Attractions.

Old (Theaters)

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Synopsis: A family on a tropical holiday discovers that the secluded beach where they are staying is somehow causing them to age rapidly, reducing their entire lives into a single day.

M. Night is back with the newest installation in his filmography. This isn’t the type of movie for me. Something about the highly creepy nature of the film just creeps me out. There are very few films that I’ll skip, but I think I’m gonna have to pass. BUT, if you’re a fan of mystery and twists and turns, this might be the film for you. It’s set to be released on July 23rd in theaters and is being distributed by Universal Pictures.

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (Theaters)

Directed by: Robert Schwentke

Synopsis: After saving the life of their heir apparent, tenacious loner Snake Eyes is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage where he is taught the ways of the ninja warrior. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested—even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.

By far the film I’m most excited for. The trailers have looked awesome and I’m so excited to see this type of action in a modern form. I’m also really intrigued to see what Henry Golding brings to the role of Snake Eyes. As someone who’s never really been into the G.I. Joe franchise, I am very excited to get into it this way. The film is being released on July 23rd in theaters and is being distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Jack Lautaret is a film critic and the founder of the FinaticFilms YouTube Channel. He is a member of the Online Film and Television Association. Twitter: @JackLautaret

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